The "open secret" of passengers using the 12-ride cards to get extra rides for free is ending on July 1st, when the MBTA will replace the card with a 10-ride card.
Mbta Fare Increase
Monday, April 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Richard Davey, MASSDOT's CEO, and Jonathan Davis, the MBTA's Acting General Manager, sent out this letter to the community that thanks customers but maintains their will be some fare hikes and service cuts.
An Open Letter To Our Customers, Over the last nine weeks we have engaged in a public process to allow our riders to weigh in on recommendations for closing a $159 million budget gap next year. As we conclude that process this week, we want to take a minute to thank you for the unprecedented level of engagement you demonstrated over this period. Since January, nearly 6,000 of you attended our 31 public meetings, with nearly 2,000 individuals offering public comment. In addition, we received 5,850 emails from you about the importance of the MBTA in your lives. By comparison, the last time the MBTA raised fares in 2007 just 800 people attended a public hearing. The choices before us are difficult, to be sure. Hearing your individual stories …